A Koulaouzidis, A Karagiannidis, S Prados, D Pattenshetty, A DeRamon, WC Tan
Chronic liver disease may involve the lung through abnormal communications between the portal and pulmonary veins or by changes in the lungs caused by similar biochemical abnormalities to those in liver parenchyma. Lymphocytic interstitial pneumonitis(LIP) is more common in women and is associated with autoimmune diseases. Chest x-ray findings include reticular or reticulonodular opacities while computed tomography (CT) usually shows subpleural fibrosis (predominately in basal areas), ground-glass attenuation, traction bronchiectases and pulmonary parenchymal cysts.
Key words. Liver, pneumonitis, lung